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tions occasioned by lesions in particular parts of the cortex of the
cerebral hemispheres " does not prove that the cortex of the
hemispheres is the ' seat ' of the sensation, ... it only proves that
in the complex chain of events by which sensory impulses give rise
to full conscious sensations the events in the cortex furnish an
indispensable link." (Pt. III. p. 1094.) -^"cl elsewhere: "The
interpretation of the results in which we have to judge of sensory
effects, are far more uncertain than wheii we have to judge of motor
effects. We have to judge of signs our interpretation of which is
based on analogies which may be misleading." {Ibid. p. 1077.)

•^ Mediaeval cerebral anatomy was naturally in a rudimentary
stage, and some of the reasons assigned by the Schoolmen for
allotting faculties to particular localities are quaint ; but St. Thomas's
theory of localization — borrowed, however, from the Arabian physio-
logists — is still of interest: " Est ergo (interior) Sensus Communis a



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